Program 411: Future of France; Parisians; Open Phones
Release Date: 07-11-2015
Hear French views on the tensions that free speech can raise in a multicultural nation. Author Graham Robb introduces us to some of the people that have helped define today's stylish city of Paris. Also, listeners describe the high points from their latest adventures overseas.
- Virginie Moré, tour guide from Lyon, France
- Patrick Vidal, tour guide from Brittany, France
- Graham Robb, author of "Parisians: An Adventure History"
- The BBC News website includes a summary of the January 2015 "Charlie Hebdo" attack in Paris.
- Graham Robb is the author of "Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris." His book "The Discovery of France" also won a number of prestigious awards when it was first released in 2007.
- The works of Graham Robb are listed on his publisher's site at W. W. Norton.
- Graham Robb's latest book is about the Celts, and is called "The Discovery of Middle Earth" (W. W. Norton). It has been released in the U.K. under the title "The Ancient Paths" by Picador / Pan Macmillan.
- Online guides to Saint Moritz in Switzerland, Varenna in northern Italy, and to Krakow and Zakopane in Poland.
- Rick notes that AirBnB is one of the most popular websites for renting short stays in an apartment in cities around the world.
- Wikipedia provides detailed information about Luxembourg City.
- The Prague Ticket Office has information about upcoming concerts in the city.